A fundraising effort to help Janell & Darren Araki in their battle against this rare disease called “Calciphylaxis“ that is jeopardizing their Ohana on Sunday, May 3, 2009 from 2:00pm - 10:00pm at The Waterfront (formerly Kapono's).
A family event at the Aloha Tower featuring Hawaii's best local musicians such as:
and much more . . .There are 33 images in this gallery
Bring the entire family to this major community event, focused on health, wellness, safety and FUN on Saturday, April 18, 2009 at the Bishop Museum from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Admission is free and open to all kamaaina and military families.There are 13 images in this gallery
"THE GRAPE ESCAPE," annual benefit for St. Louis School; with complimentary wine samples, pupu, entertainment and silent auction; 5-10 p.m. May 30, Kamali'i Field.
Join us for an evening of fine wines and gourmet cuisine featuring Ten of Hawaii’s premier chefs. 3660 on the Rise, Chef Russell Siu ‘68 • Big City Diner, Chef Dennis Franks • Duke's Waikiki/Hula Grill, Chef Keith Kong & Chef James Rosenberry • Hanapaa Sushi, Chef Grant Kawasaki • Hilton Prince Kuhio Hotel–Mac 24/7, Chef Viktor Schmidt • Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville, Chef Ferron Lining • Outback Steak House, Chef Donny Lakey • Romano's Macaroni Grill, Chef Mike Longworth • Shimazu Shave Ice, Kelvin Shimazu • STAGE, Chef Ron Guzman • The Pacific Club, Chef Eric LetercThere are 25 images in this gallery
"THE GRAPE ESCAPE," annual benefit for St. Louis School; with complimentary wine samples, pupu, entertainment and silent auction; 5-10 p.m. April 24, 2010, Kamali'i Field.
Join us for an evening of fine wines and gourmet cuisine featuring Ten of Hawaii’s premier chefs. Big City Diner, Chef Dennis Franks • Hanapaa Sushi, Chef Grant Kawasaki • Hilton Prince Kuhio Hotel–Mac 24/7, Chef Viktor Schmidt • Outback Steak House, Chef Donny Lakey • Romano's Macaroni Grill, Chef Mike Longworth • Shimazu Shave Ice, Kelvin ShimazuThere are 45 images in this gallery
On Saturday, July 3, 2010, there will be a 1 year anniversary memorial demonstration for Bob Inouye (a karate practicioner).
The brown belts will be performing Shiho Kosokun and Roberts Sensei will be performing Anan and Kishaba no Sai.
The memorial demonstration will be held on Saturday, July 3rd at Hawaii Kotohira Jinsha/Hawaii Daizaifu Tenmangu. The temple is located at 1239 Olomea Street in Kalihi next to the H1 freeway (it’s visible on the left side of H1 – Ewa bound – next to the Houghtailing Exit) next to Honolulu Ford. To get there from UH, take the Houghtailing exit and stay in the left lane. Turn left at the light and take the next left. The temple is on the right.
The demonstration will be from 2:00 – 4:00 pm. Pupus and refreshments will be served following the demonstration. Please come by to support your senpais and see the great performances from other dojos.There are 39 images in this gallery
November 12, 2010 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
We've heard the rumors that Honolulu lacks heart, but here's proof otherwise! A long list of non-profits making the Aloha State a better place and a chance for everyone to find an opportunity to contribute to their efforts with a bit of volunteerism!
A LITTLE QUIZ FOR YOU:
1. Feeling like your life needs a boost?
2. Have some extra time on your hands?
3. Wishing to up your good karma and contribute to community causes?
4. Ready to mingle with some of Honolulu's finest?
If you answered YES to one or more of the above, then this is the party for you!
Yelp Honolulu has cooked up a COMPLIMENTARY (yes, admission is free, but keep the purpose in mind!) event that brings together YOU and some stellar Honolulu non-profits in need of support and volunteers.
Join us on Friday, November 12 from 7 pm-9 pm at Pacific Home (420 Ward Avenue) for a chic evening of networking, connecting, and goodwill! Chat with non-profits that need you. Mix with like-minded peeps, and enjoy a night we can all get on board with: Yelp Helps!
Enjoy cool beats, spa treats, complimentary cocktails and light bites from amazing local restaurants! Check out all participating non-profits at Yelp Helps & you'll be entered to win a (2) night stay at any Aqua Hotel location on Oahu!
Beverage & Cocktail Sponsors:
-One Hope Wine
-Waialua Soda Works
Sweet & Savory Food Sponsors:
-Chai's Island Bistro
-Tanioka's Seafood & Catering
-The Alley (at the Aiea Bowl)
-Hanapa'a Sushi Company
-Hawaiian Grown Catering
-Sergio's Italian Table
-Heaven On Earth Salon & Day Spa
*Light food will be served, eating beforehand is encouraged.
*21+ only because we'll be serving up COMPLIMENTARY COCKTAILS!
But, the real reason for this shindig: matching YOU up with your ideal non-profit(s) in an effort to spread the love, the time, and the energy to our great city: Honolulu.
Participating non-profits you'll be able to meet at Yelp Helps:
The Aloha United Way
Boys & Girls Club
Legacy of Life Hawaii
Assistive Technology Research Center
Helping Hands Hawaii
Honolulu Academy of Arts
St. Francis Healthcare System of Hawaii
Eye of the Pacific Guide Dogs Foundation
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hawaii
The Life Foundation
Kids Hurt Too
Hawaii Nature Center
Lanakila Pacific / Meals On Wheels
Affordable Housing & Homeless Alliance
Family Programs Hawaii
Hands In Helping Out
Hawaii Immigrant Justice Center / Legal Aid Society of Hawaii
Planned Parenthood Young Leaders
-Pacific Edge MagazineThere are 47 images in this gallery
Tohoku University Hospital in Sendai, Japan is the beneficiary of a fundraiser titled “With Aloha” on April 9 (Saturday evening from 5-9 p.m.) at the Pagoda Hotel in the Ala Moana area. Pagoda Restaurant and aio are collaborating with local businesses and community groups to raise money for the “Tohoku University Hospital -Japan Relief Fund.”
Sendai is in the Miyagi Prefecture of Japan, and is the largest city in the Tohoku Region. The coastal city has suffered catastrophic damage from the earthquake (9.0 magnitude) and resulting tsunami waves (up to 77 feet) on March 11. The epicenter of the quake was 45 miles east of the Oshika Peninsula of Tohoku. Since the disaster hit, Tohoku University Hospital has been providing food, medicine and comfort items to people in need from the surrounding areas.
“With Aloha” tickets are $50 ($60 at the door). They can be purchased online at: www.withaloha.org.
Twenty-four (24) restaurants are participating, including Le Bistro, Pagoda, Hukilau Honolulu, Honolulu Burger Co., Ryan’s Grill, Kincaid’s, Hy’s Steakhouse, Nalo Farms and Murphy’s Bar and Grill. Anheuser-Busch, Hawaii Nui, Better Brands, Southern Wines, Paradise Beverages and Johnson Brothers are also participating.
Brother Noland, Juke Joint 5PM, Ka‘ala boys, Natural Vibes and others will be performing at the benefit. A crane-making booth, and silent auction are also planned.
KCCN (Cox Radio) will broadcast the event live.
Free parking for “With Aloha” will be available at Pacific Guardian Center (corner of Kapiolani and Keeaumoku).
“We are overwhelmed with gratitude for the people and businesses who have come forward to help us produce ‘With Aloha’ for the people of Japan,” said Duane Kurisu, aio chairman and CEO. “We are inspired each day by the generous contributions by our own employees, vendors, clients. It gives us hope for the rehabilitation of our neighbors in Japan.”
PacificBasin Communications President Scott Schumaker and his family have been sharing information about the role Tohoku University Hospital is playing in the relief and recovery efforts for the region. Schumaker’s wife, Yasue Schumaker, was in Sendai at the time of the disaster caring for her mother. At the time of the earthquake, she was on her way to visit her mother in the hospital. Yasue stayed at the hospital until just recently and has been a witness to the contributions the hospital has been making to help people recover. Yasue was interviewed by international media from the hospital in the aftermath of the disaster, providing detailed and critical news from the most impacted region to the rest of the world. (PacificBasin Communications is an aio company.)
Monetary donations to “Tohoku University Hospital-Japan Relief Fund” can be made online at www.withaloha.org, or can also be mailed to: 1000 Bishop Street, Ste. 610, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813. Checks should be made payable to “Tohoku Hospital Japan Relief Fund.”
“With Aloha” Advisory Committee: Susan Eichor, aio Hawaii; Dennis Francis, Star Advertiser; Leigh Ito, Alan Wong's Restaurant; Alan Ikawa, Big Island Candies; Mike Kelly- COX Radio; Duane Kurisu, aio Hawaii; Don Murphy, Murphy's Pub; Ken Niimura, Obun Printing; Dean Okimoto, Nalo Farms; Kurt Osaki, Osaki Creative; Jason Takemura, Hukilau Restaurants; Alan Wong, Alan Wong's Restaurant; and Dennis Teranishi, Hawaiian Host Candies.
aio is a family of businesses specializing in media, technology, sports and food. Media include: Hawaii Business, Island Family, Honolulu, Hawaii Home + Remodeling, Hawai‘i, Hawaii-Ai, Ala Moana and Whalers Village magazines; Hawaii Buyer’s Guide and Lei Chic (online newsletter) and ESPN 1400 and 1500 AM (radio). Other aio companies include: Watermark Publishing (books), Obun Hawaii Group (printing), Upspring Media (software and websites), Talisman LBS (mobile marketing), B. Hayman Co. (commercial turf), Punalu‘u Bake Shop, Hukilau Honolulu Restaurant, Nutricopia (food) and HWB Foundation.There are 0 images in this gallery
Yelp's Harajuku Pop @ Nocturna Lounge
"Thanks to Hawaii Grown Catering for those spicy ahi rolls and to Roland(?) ahhh...i forgot his name already, one of the sushi chefs for feeding the ravenous yelp crowd!"
"Many thanks to the awesome bartenders and servers of Nocturna, they worked very hard to satiate our thirsty, thirsty, yelpers and the peeps from Hanapaa sushi for the awesome temaki!"
"Games, games, games! Karaoke! Delicious sushi! People making an @$$ of themselves in the dancing game . . . oh wait; that was me. Oh well!"
"The food was awesome (5/5). Spicy tuna rolls from Hanapa`a Sushi Company was oishi. The rice was warm and full of flavor, the spicy tuna had just the right amount of kick to it and I even liked the cucumber (I usually hate the cucumber and toss it out at other places)."
"I loved the venue, the theme, the drinks, the sushi, the peeps, the games..."
"And the sushi, with which Hanapa'a Sushi was furiously trying to promote their catering company with, was über yummy too. Don't worry, Hanapa'a, I will definitely recommend you!!! :)"
"Hanapa'a sushi made delicious spicy ahi rolls...mmm...*drool* It was just such a fun event to see so many yelpers get to let loose and sing and dance."
"Like Michael C., I don't really like cucumbers but I resisted from picking them out. I had AT LEAST a dozen of the sushi."
"Thanks again to EMI, Hanapa'a Sushi Company, and of course, Nocturnal Lounge for collaborating a successful night."
"thanks to our host nocturna lounge. amazing place and awesome drinks.. and the sushi was fantabulous! :)"There are 53 images in this gallery
Hawaii Children's Discovery Center
111 Ohe Street
Honolulu, HI 96813
August 14, 2011 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
It's time once again for the whole Yelp community to come together under one roof to mix and mingle at Honolulu's biggest Yelp event ever: Come Pley With Yelp!
Feel like a kid again at the Hawaii Children's Discovery Center where we're bringing the party offline at a fantastic Honolulu venue. Enjoy delicious cocktails, tasty brews, samples of food from local restaurants, live entertainment and more!
What's even better? This party is FREE (w/ RSVP) with a $5 suggested donation to the Hawaii Children's Discovery Museum. Sorry kids, 21+ only! No I.D., no entry.There are 71 images in this gallery